MediCinema – Making the difference
MediCinema improves the difficult reality of life in hospital for patients and their families throughout the UK, giving them the resilience they need to get through an incredibly difficult time.
Being in hospital is hard, and while some patients only have to spend mere hours on a ward, many are admitted for weeks, months and even years at a time. As well as the pain, discomfort and other difficulties their condition brings, being in hospital restricts patients to the hospital grounds and cuts them off from life outside the hospital. With little to do, boredom becomes a real problem, and it is almost impossible for patients to have any sense of normality.
But we, like Medicinema believe in the power of cinema – a good film enjoyed together makes everyone feel better.
MediCinema gives patients and their families a break from the ward and all the difficulties of being in hospital through the transformative power of cinema. They do this by building, installing and running cinemas in places of care. Their cinemas are specifically designed to comfortably accommodate wheelchairs and hospital beds whilst maintaining a real and immersive cinema experience away from the wards for patients and their families.
We are proud to support MediCinema and the fantastic work they do. You can find out more and donate to support their incredibly important work here: http://www.medicinema.org.uk/